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wove

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verb
  1. a simple past tense and past participle of weave.
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weave

[weev]
verb (used with object), wove or especially for 5, weaved; wo·ven or wove; weav·ing.
  1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
  2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth.
  3. to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.
  4. to introduce as an element or detail into a connected whole (usually followed by in or into): She wove an old folk melody into her latest musical composition.
  5. to direct or move along in a winding or zigzag course; move from side to side, especially to avoid obstructions: to weave one's way through traffic.
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verb (used without object), wove or especially for 9, weaved; wo·ven or wove; weav·ing.
  1. to form or construct something, as fabric, by interlacing threads, yarns, strips, etc.
  2. to compose a connected whole by combining various elements or details.
  3. to be or become formed or composed from the interlacing of materials or the combining of various elements: The yarn wove into a beautiful fabric.
  4. to move or proceed in a winding course or from side to side: dancers weaving in time to the music.
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noun
  1. a pattern of or method for interlacing yarns.
  2. hairweave(defs 1, 2).
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Origin of weave

before 900; Middle English weven, Old English wefan; cognate with German weben, Old Norse vefa; see web
Related formsout·weave, verb (used with object), out·wove, out·wo·ven, or out·wove, out·weav·ing.re·weave, verb, re·wove, re·wo·ven or re·wove, re·weav·ing.

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3. contrive, fabricate, construct, compose. 4. insert, intermix, intermingle.
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  • The woman ancestor kitchen-gardened, spun, wove, and nourished the poultry.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Now, this dream of a poor girl, she wove it into the golden embroidery.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • Year by year the secluded women of Athens wove a robe for Athene.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • That helplessness, which I felt rather than saw, wove into the warp of my love.

  • But I did not get a good look at him as he wove to and fro behind the boat.


British Dictionary definitions for wove

wove

verb
  1. a past tense of weave
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weave

verb weaves, weaving, wove, weaved, woven or weaved
  1. to form (a fabric) by interlacing (yarn, etc), esp on a loom
  2. (tr) to make or construct by such a processto weave a shawl
  3. (tr) to make or construct (an artefact, such as a basket) by interlacing (a pliable material, such as cane)
  4. (of a spider) to make (a web)
  5. (tr) to construct by combining separate elements into a whole
  6. (tr; often foll by in, into, through, etc) to introduceto weave factual details into a fiction
  7. to create (a way, etc) by moving from side to sideto weave through a crowd
  8. (intr) () vet science (of a stabled horse) to swing the head, neck, and body backwards and forwards
  9. get weaving informal to hurry; start to do something
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noun
  1. the method or pattern of weaving or the structure of a woven fabric
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Derived Formsweaving, noun

Word Origin

Old English wefan; related to Old High German weban, Old Norse vefa, Greek hyphos, Sanskrit vābhis; compare web, weevil, wasp
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Word Origin and History for wove

weave

n.

"method or pattern of weaving," 1888, from weave (v.).

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weave

v.

Old English wefan "form by interlacing yarn" (class V strong verb; past tense wæf, past participle wefen), from Proto-Germanic *weban (cf. Old Norse vefa, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch weven, Old High German weban, German weben "to weave"), from PIE *webh- "to weave;" also "to move quickly" (cf. Sanskrit ubhnati "he laces together," Persian baftan "to weave," Greek hyphe, hyphos "web," Old English webb "web").

Extended sense of "combine into a whole" is from late 14c.; meaning "go by twisting and turning" is first found 1590s. Sense in boxing is from 1818. Related: Wove; weaved; weaving.

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